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The writer is author of ‘Homelands: A Personal History of Europe’ “Do you think there’ll be a generation of 22ers?” a student asked me recently in the German university town of Göttingen. A cohort of Europeans, that is, for whom the full-scale war in Ukraine that began with Russia’s invasion in February 2022 shapes the way
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Apple unveiled its long-awaited “mixed reality” headset on Monday, in its most anticipated hardware product launch since Steve Jobs revealed the iPad in 2010. The gadget, called Vision Pro, will be available “early next year”. It combines virtual reality with augmented reality, which overlays digital images on top of the real world. Apple said it
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Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s vice-president, has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to launch his candidacy for president, joining a crowded field of Republicans vying to take on Trump for the party’s nomination in 2024. Pence, 63, was loyal to Trump for four years in the White House, but broke with the president when
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The Ukrainian counter-offensive that is showing signs of getting under way will be crucial in shaping the outcome of its conflict with Russia. Even now, though, officials in Kyiv and allied capitals are turning their attention to Ukraine’s long-term place in the institutions that underpin Europe’s peace and prosperity. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is pushing for
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An unheralded revolution has taken place in America’s approach to international economics. As the new thinking emerges, it is reshaping the global economy and the western alliance. The approach was set out most clearly in a speech by Jake Sullivan on April 27. The fact that Sullivan is President Joe Biden’s national security adviser is
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Russia’s military has claimed to have defeated a large-scale Ukrainian attack in the Donetsk region, although it is not clear whether the push marks the start of a long-awaited counter-offensive. Kyiv dismissed the claims as Kremlin disinformation. Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s defence ministry spokesman, said in a video released early on Monday morning that Ukraine used
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European stocks traded cautiously on Monday after economic data sparked investors’ hopes that the US economy would weather the rise in interest rates, easing concerns over a possible recession. Trade in Europe was choppy, with the region-wide Stoxx 600 oscillating between minor gains and losses in early morning trade, while Germany’s Dax advanced 0.2 per
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Debt is an everything, everywhere, all at once problem. Both public and private debt has been crucial to growth creation since pretty much the beginning of civilisation. But too much of it (particularly when it’s private) slows the economy. The burden of servicing debt depresses real incomes and it also creates greater inequality, since the
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In March, 16 of the City of London’s finest minds traipsed to Duke’s Hotel in Mayfair for dinner with UK security minister Tom Tugendhat. The topic of conversation was not Russia sanctions or the world’s growing cyber risks, but pensions. Tugendhat has form when it comes to campaigning for pension reform — he once accused
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The writer is international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and serves as special adviser to Margrethe Vestager Tech companies recognise that the race for AI dominance is decided not only in the marketplace but also in Washington and Brussels. Rules governing the development and integration of their AI products will have an existential
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